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Smart now has 2,000 5G sites in the Philippines

Philippine mobile services provider Smart Communications Inc’s (Smart) expanded 5G network now has over 2,000 sites nationwide, supporting Filipinos who are increasingly reliant on mobile data to stay connected while on-the-go.

The continuous expansion of Smart’s 5G network is alongside the company’s efforts to widen its array of Smart 5G-certified devices to make 5G easier to access and enjoy.

Recently, it launched Rocket WiFi, the country’s first and fastest 5G Pocket WiFi. With the first 5G Pocket Wifi, Smart is enabling 5G speeds on other devices for as long as they have a Wi-Fi connection. Specially designed for sharing and multitasking, Rocket WiFi can connect up to 15 WiFi-capable smartphones, tablets, or laptops, making it simpler and easier for more users to experience the lightning speeds of Smart 5G on a wide range of devices.

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Powered by Smart 5G’s promise of superfast speeds and ultra-low latency, Rocket WiFi enables subscribers to enjoy next-level digital experiences at home or on the go — from streaming HD videos seamlessly, playing action-packed mobile games without lag, making crystal-clear video calls without buffering, and uploading and downloading heavy files in an instant. Rocket WiFi also enables users to enjoy all-day connectivity with its heavy-duty 5,000mAh battery.

Expansion of its 4G/LTE network

Smart 5G complements Smart’s continuous expansion of its 4G/LTE network. Smart’s mobile network, which covers 96% of the population from Batanes to Sulu, is already the fastest in the country, as reported by third-party mobile internet analytics firms Ookla® and Opensignal.

At present, PLDT’s fiber infrastructure stands at 429,000 kilometers.